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A 1914 Florida
Cracker Christmas

A festival celebrating heritage and old-fashioned holiday traditions with family-friendly entertainment, artisans, fine arts, crafts, and food vendors, “make and take” seasonal crafts for adults and youth, special exhibits, vintage silent films

MANATEE COUNTY, Florida [NMT] -- Experience the charm of a holiday festival with family-friendly entertainment, heritage artisans, “make and take” crafts for adults and youth, visiting arts, crafts and food vendors, seasonal exhibits, vintage silent films, and a Victorian Santa, “Father Christmas.” The entire Park will be decorated in seasonal colors and exquisite Victorian accents.

The annual festival takes place Sunday, December 14, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Manatee Village Historical Park, 1404 Manatee Avenue East, (State Road 64), Bradenton, Florida, 34208.

Special event admission: Adults $5.00; Youth twelve years and under Free. Parking is free.

The 2014 Entertainment Highlights Feature

Southeast High School Chamber Orchestra will perform holiday classics such as: Snowflakes, Celtic Suite, Concerto in Re Maggiore #246 and The Four Seasons by Vivaldi. The concert combines familiar melodies and pleasant sounding 18th century arrangements directed by Joe Downs.

Bashaw Elementary School Chorus under the direction of Barbara Sullivan and the Jesse P. Miller Elementary School Chorus under the direction of Judy Kelley, invite you to join them for their joyous musical performance titled "An All-American Christmas." They will trace the roots of our holiday traditions and songs, learned from our parents and grandparents long ago! You'll be singing along!

Bella Danza Ballroom and Dance Academy will present Christmas Classics featuring ballroom, Latin, ballet, lyrical, hip hop, jazz and tap and theater arts. Dancers represent an array of ages from 5 to 80.

The Gulf Coast Sandpiper Barbershop Chorus EZ Keys Quartet will stroll through the Park enchanting guests and winning smiles with their heart-warming style, pleasing songs and showmanship.

Peace Lutheran School Junior Chimes return to ring in the holidays with the resonating sounds of the season’s favorite melodies. Amy Mehnert directs the accomplished students who produce the heavenly harmonies.

The Palm View First Baptist Church Choir, led by their Minister of Music/Education, Jeff Sheffield, will provide the finale with an inspiring repertoire of spirited seasonal songs and time-honored hymns.

Other Favorite Activities to be Enjoyed

Introduce yourself to “Father Christmas” -- a Victorian Santa -- and don’t forget to bring your camera.

Watch demonstrations by heritage artisans; stop at stations around the park where adults and youth can create free crafts to take home.

Steal away to watch rare vintage silent movies such as the 1905 version of “The Night Before Christmas” and a 1910 version of Dicken’s “A Christmas Carol”, both produced at Thomas Edison’s film manufacturing studios.

Listen to representatives from the Manatee County Audubon Society relate an all volunteer activity that has been a Florida tradition, the 115th annual Christmas Bird Count organized by the National Audubon Society.

Find your “furever friend” by visiting the Manatee County Animal Services booth. They will be here offering animals for adoption. The last time they participated at the Park, several dogs found loving homes just in time for the holidays. Also, learn about spay and neuter, microchipping and volunteer opportunities!"

Explore the Park, Museum, Landmarks, “Old Cabbage Head”, The Whistle Stop Gift Shop and the new Junior Junction Play Area.

Visiting food vendors will be here to restore your energy with tasty and tempting treats. Not to miss ... this special event offers plenty of old-fashioned Florida fun.


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